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Marco Fregoso

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A family need 3 pizzas.
One restaurant costs 5 per pizza, 0 distance.
One other offers 4 per pizza, 2 distance.

Where does the family go?

Is it:
1) 5 vs 6
2) 15 vs 14 (=4x3 +2)
3) 15 vs 18 (=4+2 x3)
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In other words, must I consider the total or the single food price? And do I sum the price once to distance or for every food?
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Jeroen Doumen
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You look at the base price (of a single good) plus distance.

So it's option 1) in your example above: 5+0 vs 4+2.
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It was already answered days ago: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/20630817#20630817
 
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Galandil wrote:


Also answered in the rule book. This is one of the best Splotter rule books they've written. The answer is in there if you look for it. Now, if someone taught you the game and you don't have a rule book or just haven't read the rule book twice, yes, these questions could arise. A second time through the book and I felt very confident to play it...I just wish everyone else would read the rules so teaching would go smoother, and less meeple towers being built during the teaching.


Has anyone driven further for the same food because it is cheaper? I can see different chains warrant a further drive, but not the same mcdonalds to another mcdonalds. Lets take an example of something that doesn't change chain to chain: gasoline. Do you drive further for a better price if you lose more gas getting there than you would save? Then again, some gasoline is claimed to be better than others...
 
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To me, it's not just a matter of how it's written in the rulebook (to be completely honest, it's not that crystal clear).

It's more of a rule that stems from a precise design decision: not to decrease the importance of distance compared to price when the overall demand starts to rise during the game.

For example, if a house has 3 demand tokens and a restaurant at a range of 1, with the actual rule the distance would impact on the price for a +10% (or, with a Discount Manager, around +14.3%).

If we should have to sum up the price of all the demand tokens, the final price would be $30, so the importance of the distance would decrease to a measly +3.3% (or +4.8% with a Discount Manager).
This way, the game would quickly come down to a price/marketing war, relegating the distance aspect to nothingness. And this would make the Local and Regional Managers somewhat of silly, useless personnel cards.

They wanted to keep the importance of house-restaurant distance the same during the whole game... and they did it with that rule, even it seems a little bit anti-thematic.
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Galandil wrote:
even it seems a little bit anti-thematic.


I'm not sure it's even that un-thematic, just cynical. The average family will not work out the cheapest option they will just go, we want burgers that place does it cheaper but is a bit further away, but not too far that it makes a difference to us.
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jmdsplotter wrote:
You look at the base price (of a single good) plus distance.

So it's option 1) in your example above: 5+0 vs 4+2.
But if a house wants 2 pizza, 2 beer, 1 burger, you calculate total base price for each food and add them tougheter? (1pizza+1beer+1burger) then add the distance? Correct?
 
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Tolchock wrote:
jmdsplotter wrote:
You look at the base price (of a single good) plus distance.

So it's option 1) in your example above: 5+0 vs 4+2.
But if a house wants 2 pizza, 2 beer, 1 burger, you calculate total base price for each food and add them tougheter? (1pizza+1beer+1burger) then add the distance? Correct?


No, you just count the base (unit) price once. Irrespective of which good(s) are demanded by the house.
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jmdsplotter wrote:
Tolchock wrote:
jmdsplotter wrote:
You look at the base price (of a single good) plus distance.

So it's option 1) in your example above: 5+0 vs 4+2.
But if a house wants 2 pizza, 2 beer, 1 burger, you calculate total base price for each food and add them tougheter? (1pizza+1beer+1burger) then add the distance? Correct?


No, you just count the base (unit) price once. Irrespective of which good(s) are demanded by the house.
So even if a house demands alot of things you just calculate for one product starting in 10?
 
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Tolchock wrote:
jmdsplotter wrote:
Tolchock wrote:
jmdsplotter wrote:
You look at the base price (of a single good) plus distance.

So it's option 1) in your example above: 5+0 vs 4+2.
But if a house wants 2 pizza, 2 beer, 1 burger, you calculate total base price for each food and add them tougheter? (1pizza+1beer+1burger) then add the distance? Correct?


No, you just count the base (unit) price once. Irrespective of which good(s) are demanded by the house.
So even if a house demands alot of things you just calculate for one product starting in 10?
Yes
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Tolchock wrote:
jmdsplotter wrote:
Tolchock wrote:
jmdsplotter wrote:
You look at the base price (of a single good) plus distance.

So it's option 1) in your example above: 5+0 vs 4+2.
But if a house wants 2 pizza, 2 beer, 1 burger, you calculate total base price for each food and add them tougheter? (1pizza+1beer+1burger) then add the distance? Correct?


No, you just count the base (unit) price once. Irrespective of which good(s) are demanded by the house.
So even if a house demands alot of things you just calculate for one product starting in 10?


This makes more sense if you remember that the price for one item at a particular chain will be the same for all other items at that chain, because discounts/luxury pricing aren't item specific.
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